Senior Editor (Food and Drink)

Allecia Vermillion spends her days tending to Seattle Met’s bar and restaurant blog, Nosh Pit, as well as various food- and drink-related cover packages, dining section pieces, and narrative long-form features within the magazine. In Seattle, this can mean anything from breaking restaurant news to imagining breweries as high school yearbook superlatives to eating a $200 foie gras–studded hot dog and pondering what it all means. 

In 2015 she received the magazine’s first-ever James Beard Award nomination for the origin story of Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte (“OMFG It’s the PSL”); the feature was also included in the book Best Food Writing 2015. She was a James Beard finalist again, in 2016, for her profile about the rise and fall of a promising chef ("The Brief, Extraordinary Life of Cody Spafford").

Allecia grew up in Portland, Oregon, but began her journalism life as a newspaper reporter in the Chicago suburbs, later launching Eater Seattle as the founding editor before landing at Seattle Met in 2011. She has an English degree from Washington University (no, the one in St. Louis) and a masters in journalism from Northwestern University.

Imbibing Agenda

Washington Cider Week Starts Saturday

This beverage gets more popular every year. So get over those memories of Woodchuck and come taste the local versions.

09/05/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Hop Happenings

Attention Seattle: Fresh Hop Beer Is Back

It's harvest season in Yakima's hop fields, which means a special once-a-year Washington beer will start flowing from local taps.

09/04/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Lunar Spectacles

Seattle's Blue Moon Food and Drink Deals

A reasonably rare occurrence in the sky means free fries and discounted drinks.

08/31/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Fumaça Brazilian Steakhouse Now Plying Diners with Meat

The team behind the former Ipanema Brazilian Grill is back with a carnivorous bounty (and a killer salad bar) in Belltown.

08/31/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

First Look: Vessel

One of the best cocktail bars in the city is reborn, after a 20-month absence, in a sleek new space.

08/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Revamps

Ha! Opening in Former Hunger Location

A brighter space and a Mexican-American menu mashup take over the Fremont Avenue address next month.

08/30/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Encased Meats on Wheels

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile Visits Seattle Tomorrow

Wiener whistles, photo ops, and hot dog puns will abound when America's favorite sausage-shaped vehicle comes to town.

08/29/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Delayed Gratification

Vessel Really, Truly, and Seriously Opens Tonight

The long-lost cocktail lounge resurfaces at Seventh and Olive. Cartwheels are appropriate.

08/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Expands to First Hill

The purveyor of toasted sandwiches and cookie-punctuated milkshakes plans its fifth Seattle-area location.

08/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Favorite Things

Favorite Things: Madison Park Conservatory's Zoi Antonitsas

This chef de cuisine is a fan of finger limes and tacos from El Asadero. Just don't get her started on hipster-style service.

08/28/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Eastside Beer News

Bellevue Brewing Opens This Fall

These guys know how to make beer...and they're doing it in a massive new hangout space.

08/27/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

On-the-Record Jaunts

A Canlis Travelogue Media Frenzy

From hunting down rare Scotch to gitting along with various little dogies, the Brothers Canlis are a national food writer's dream.

08/24/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Behind Beers

Five Questions for the Cicerone: Casey Gish

Fremont Brewing's head of sales and marketing obviously likes to champion his products, but believes "there is a time and a place for every beer."

08/23/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Happily Delayed Closings

Sambar Is Still Open, and Bruce Naftaly Is in the Kitchen

You have six more weeks to enjoy Jay Kuehner's stellar cocktails and that charming patio.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

New Restaurants Open in Fremont Collective

An old warehouse is reborn as the Fremont Collective, and two notable Seattle restaurants move in.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Pour: Washington’s New Liquor Superstores

Now that the state is out of the liquor business, new big-box booze stores offer a whole new shopping experience.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Article

Canon’s Terrine of Foie Gras

Canon executive chef Andrew Cross’s rhubarb and foie gras dish blends savory, sour, sweet, and salty.

08/22/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Openings

Ethan Stowell's Rione XIII Opens Tonight

The ever-expanding chef turns his attentions to Rome in his new 15th Avenue trattoria.

08/21/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Coming Soon

Matador, Kickin' Boot Team Plan Seafood Restaurant

Chowder, lobster rolls, and an oyster bar will soon surface in the former Thaiku location.

08/21/2012 By Allecia Vermillion

Food Events

Hot Cakes Hosts an Extravaganza of Desserts in Jars

Author Shaina Olmanson and Hot Cakes owner Autumn Martin join forces to feed you lots of sweet, adorable things.

08/20/2012 By Allecia Vermillion